Something that started as a personal challenge to help Timmins is being sent out to the rest of the community.
Timmins resident Samantha Millette started picking up the garbage she saw on her morning and afternoon walks with her dog about one month ago. Millette says every day she went out there were more cups and pop bottles on the ground. She says she knows Ontario doesn’t have a non-alcoholic bottle return system, making no incentive for people to return empties and recycle them.
She says this inspired her to challenge herself to collect and take pictures of what she found on the ground for 30 days.
Millette says seeing that amount of litter on the ground angers her. She says that we live in a throwaway society where most people don’t think twice about throwing something in the garbage, or on the ground. She says picking up a little bit of garbage every time she goes out gives her hope for a cleaner community. Millette adds that her challenge started at 30 days, but she is extending it by 30 more. She says everyone is invited to join.
Millette says the more people help, the better out city is going to look. She says you are encouraged to post the pictures of the garbage you find on the Timmins, Ontario Facebook page. She says she is also working on a special page that will be dedicated to this challenge.